I really hate cooking in the summer. When the weather is hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven and make the house even hotter.
But, of course, we still have to eat in the summer. Here are some of our favorite summer recipes that we’ve posted here, including beverages and salads. These would be great for a summer party or to just serve in your own home.
Disclosure: Some of these recipes were created as part of sponsored campaigns but all opinions are my own.
Cobb-Inspired Chopped Salad Recipe
This hearty salad features protein and veggies. While you could eat it as a side item, I prefer to have it as an entree in the summer. It's definitely filling enough as a meal.
Easy Recipe for Ranch Potato and Cucumber Salad
I don't typically love potato salad, but this one is definitely different. It's delicious, and would be great to bring to a cookout or a picnic. Make it for your summer parties!
Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
My kids love lemonade, and while I don't mind them having it, I prefer them to have a healthier version. This homemade lemonade is so refreshing in the summer.
Peach and Lemon Instant Pot Iced Tea Recipe
I can't get enough of iced tea, especially once the weather gets warmer. While I love sugary iced teas, I know it's healthier to skip to sugar. By making my own, I can control exactly what is in it.
Summer Tomato Salad
As soon as the weather gets warmer, I know that it's tomato salad season. We eat this several times a week - sometimes as a light dinner, and sometimes as a side dish. It's easy to make and is packed with flavor.
Easy Corn Salad with Tomato and Kale
This delicious recipe is the perfect way to use late summer corn.
Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad
We love growing basil in the summer, so this is the perfect way to use it. This pesto is completely nut free.